Bbeyond the football field and stage, nfl player Russell Wilson and his singing wife Ciara are known for their dedication to uplifting and empowering young people, and the couple continue to have a positive impact on the lives of young people. According to CBSDenverthe Wilsons recently visited a children’s hospital in Colorado.
The Aurora-based medical facility, which is one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States, has provided care to thousands of youngsters. The institution has been at the forefront of the transformation research used to innovate treatments that combat childhood diseases and advance pediatric medicine. Ciara and Russell, who were recently traded to the Denver Broncos, surprised patients, signed autographs and read from their new children’s book Why not you?. The book, which was written by the couple and features illustrations by the artist Jessica Gibson— was created to help children develop their self-confidence.
Wilson shared that he and Ciara are passionate about impacting local communities and will continue to do so in Colorado. “We’re super excited to be here,” he shared in a declaration. “I think we’ve had some amazing experiences along the way and I think what’s amazing is that it’s about the families, the loved ones, the people around them and the belief that there are better days. . It’s about nurses and doctors; it’s great teamwork. It’s also about being able to impact places and communities and now we’re connected to always here.
News of their visit to Colorado Children’s Hospital comes months after they surprised students at their Des Moines-based Why Not You Academy charter school with gifts and words of wisdom. “I always say it only takes one person to believe, and that person is you,” Ciara shared with the youngsters. “Where you come from in life will not determine how far you will go.”
Many of the Wilsons’ philanthropic efforts are carried out through their non-profit organization, the Why Not You Foundation, which aims to create equity in education and health care for children.
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